The Zuiko Lens Systems is known for its excellent optical performance. Maximising that performance are the 20M Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor. These combined with further improved image stabilisation technology, provides top-class image quality among interchangeable lens cameras.
The new 20M Live MOS sensor improves pixel characteristics for enhanced gradations and optimises pixel optics for better image quality at high sensitivities. By applying anti-reflective coating on the surface of the sensor, flaring and ghosts are reduced. Moving object distortion that tends to occur when recording movies is also reduced due to the high-speed reading performance of the new sensor.
The new TruePic VIII image processor packs two types of quad cores on one chip, one dedicated to image processing, and the other for camera control and computation processes. A state-of-the-art process, which carries out parallel processing of sensor reading, AF processing, and image processing speeds up the camera and reduces power consumption.
The new 20M Live MOS sensor and new TruePic VIII image processor deliver dramatically improved image quality at high ISO settings. Normal ISO speed (ISO AUTO) has been expanded to ISO 6400. You can capture detailed images with minimal noise even at high ISO settings.
The new 20M Live MOS sensor makes it possible to use ISO LOW (ISO 64 equivalent). With this advantage you can enjoy shooting at slow shutter speeds.
Smooth gradations are possible even in high-contrast scenes.
Anti-reflective (AR) coating is used on both sides of the sealing glass for the image sensor. This feature minimises ghosts and flaring.
This function is perfect for scenes where you need a higher resolution in photos, such as shooting artwork and landscapes. The camera moves the sensor in half-pixel increments while capturing eight shots, which are then used to generate a single high-resolution shot equal to that captured with a 50M sensor. Using the high resolving power of M.Zuiko PRO or M.Zuiko Premium lenses yields the best results. The new TruePic VIII image processor effectively suppresses blur caused by moving subjects. It is also possible to capture 25M-equivalent images if you want to keep the file size smaller.
This model is equipped with a new type of in-body 5-axis image stabilisation that compensates for all types of camera shake. When combined with in-lens image stabilisation, 5-axis sync IS provides the world's most powerful stabilisation performance equivalent to 6.5 shutter speed stops. Even the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation on its own boasts outstanding stabilisation performance equivalent to 5.5 shutter speed stops.